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YU Event / Emerging Urbanists in Scotland

February 15, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:30 GMT

The Academy of Urbanism + Young Urbanists 

Special ‘Emerging Urbanist’ Careers Event and ‘Urbanism’ Book Launch 

You are invited to join with the Young Urbanists, a growing network of students and young professionals in Scotland, part of a wider multi-professional grouping of The Academy of Urbanism. Hosted in partnership with the Urban Design Group and the Glasgow School of Art’s Urban Lab, our special event combines a series of presentations from ‘Emerging Urbanists in Scotland’ exploring the various career paths some have taken in the world of urbanism.

We will also welcome Rob Thompson AoU, co-author of The Academy of Urbanism‘s new book ‘Urbanism‘, to highlight some key places which were finalists in our latest publication.

Our panel of urbanists have each had different career trajectories with diverse influences and choices, which they will articulate in rapid-fire, pecha-kucha style presentations.

Speakers include:

  • Kirsty Macari AoU, Angus Council, the Academy’s newest Academician
  • Francis Newton AoU, Urban Design Practitioner at the City of Edinburgh Council
  • Tierney Lovell YU, Urban Designer
  • Susie Stirling AoU, Head of Placemaking and Housing at The Scottish Government

There will also be an introduction to The Academy of Urbanism and the Young Urbanists from Young Urbanist Coordinator, Bright Pryde-Saha.

Programme (subject to change, but start and end times will stay the same)

18.00     Arrival, registration, networking

18.30     ‘Urbanism’ book launch with co-author Rob Thompson AoU

18.50      Welcome from Bright Pryde-Saha, The Academy of Urbanism

19.00     How did I get here? Urbanist Career presentations from panel

19.40     Q&A discussion

19.50     Networking drinks and nibbles

20.30    Close

We welcome everyone to this event, and encourage you to spread the word.

Register as early as possible, as spaces are limited.



February 15, 2017
18:00 - 20:30 GMT
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